Originally released 2005, Larkfall. Lyrics to Moly by Clark Ashton Smith.
"At some point I think I said that 2004 was the year of micro-labels and CD-Rs, and given the start of this year I might very well end up stating the exact same thing when it’s time to wrap up 2005. One of the finest items in this category is unquestionably the brand new The North Sea & Xenis Emputae Travelling Band split CD-R on the British Larkfall imprint. We get The North Sea (AKA Brad Rose) at his very best with glacially unfolding dronescapes hovering like morning mist across the span of his four tracks. Words like filmic, organic, droning or improvisational comes to mind while listening, but most of all it’s just perfect meditation music for the drone generation. The same actually applies for the impressively prolific and consistently great one-man ensemble Xenis Emputae Travelling Band who with this release presents “further chronicles of his current obsessions and journeys - the pastoral-gothic of Clark Ashton Smith's poetry, the local omphalos of "Orm's Cliff", faery hills and the prophecies of the local saints of the Yorkshire Wolds.” If this at all sounds interesting you owe it to yourself to also check out Xenis Emputae Travelling Band’s Toadman’s Bell (Digitalis Industries) which is firmly rooted in the medieval past but also corresponds with those interested in modern organic drones along the Jewelled Antler axis. Psychedelic haze, dreamy spiritualism and folk-inspired soundscapes have rarely sounded this inspiring." - Mats Gustaffson, The Broken Face